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Given the arrival of todays "sorry" magazine from London Marathon, I believe I am now on 15 rejections and zero acceptances for the event over the past 20 or so years. Can anyone beat that!?
Danny, that's so unfair. The most I've heard of is 9 x
If you've had fifteen rejections in twenty years, you must have been eligible for a guaranteed place at least once, surely?
The old five rejections in a row thing?
My 6 rejections is feeble, I bow in deference to greatness.
sounds like you were silly and forgot to keep the run going or you would have had 3 runs in that time...........no symphathy for poor management skills to keep the entries going
Seren Nos - note it was 15 years in 20 years or so - thus I didnt enter every year. And yes, they were forced to give me one entry after 5 years continuous rejection (a rule that has since been abandoned i believe). However, the fact remains - 15 attempts and zero ballot acceptances. Random??
impressive....I've lost count but I think it's 6 or 7 now. They finally did have to let me in..but without the 5 year rule, there is now no hope.
Next year....going to change my time drastically, and profession, can't make up my mind between erotica writer, oil rig worker or zoologist specializing in blind mexican penguins.
I will keep entering just to see how long it will take...2020 will be my year, I just know it!
So my 5 years of "not entering this stoopid race in the first place" record doesnt count either?
snap tracey..........never got in throught the ballot......but havwe done it so don't really care anymore for it..............i didn't enter this year.first time i havwen't entered
Danny, assuming a 1 in 5 chance of getting in each time, you would expect about 3% of people who applied 15 times to have no positive outcomes.
If the chances each time are actually lower that percentage will increase.
Unfortunate, but not unbeleivable. Sorry. Matt
i'm only on three, so have a way to go.
i might just get much quicker out of spite and get myself a GFA place. That'll learn 'em.
Who ever claimed it was a truely random ballot?